King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Extending Provision for Nurture Groups

January 2019

Our Nurture Group initiative, launched three years ago, has proved to be extremely successful. Students make noticeable and sustained improvement in our small-group learning environments, so now we are extending our provision to include Year 9s.

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Therapy Dog Amber Helps Year 7s with Reading

January 2019

As part of our Nurture Provision, Year 7 students are visited every Friday morning by Amber, the Hungarian Vizsla Therapy Dog, pictured here.

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Professional Cookery

January 2019

Our Level 3 Professional Cookery course is going from strength to strength since its launch in September.

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Celebrating 100% Attendance

January 2019

To begin 2019, we have been celebrating our students with a 100% attendance record.

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Class Charts Goes Live

January 2019

Since September, our teachers have been trying out an exciting new system in school which will make monitoring achievement, rewards, homework, behaviour and attendance easy for teachers, students and their parents. The initiative, which is called ‘Class Charts’, has now gone live.

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COMING SOON! Academy Prize Evening

January 2019

Plans are currently underway for Prize Evening 2019, which celebrates the talent and achievement of our students across all year groups.

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Exploring the Beginning of Life

December 2018

A group of 31 GCSE Religious Studies students in Years 10 and 11 have visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle to take part in a thought-provoking workshop, which considered the point at which life truly begins.

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Year 7s Study Diversity Within Faith

December 2018

This month, all of our Year 7 students have been visiting local churches to compare the diversity within faith traditions.

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Rocket Design with Primary Pupils

December 2018

This month, we were joined in school by around 80 local primary school pupils in Years 5 and 6 for an exciting three-part STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Challenge.

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Music Industry Experience at Garage Studio

December 2018

Last term, 16 members of our Rock and Pop Institute (RPI), who are in Years 9-11, visited the Garage Studio in South Shields to experience recording and filming in a professional setting.

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